Rating: 4.75 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Mofongo is a fried plantain-based dish from Puerto Rico. It is typically made with fried green plantains mashed together in a pilon (which consists of a wooden mortar and pestle), with broth, garlic, olive oil, and pork cracklings or bits of bacon. This version is completely vegan. It was delicious and everyone enjoyed it!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a 1-quart pot with water; boil plantains with a pinch of salt until easily pierced with a fork, about 25 minutes.

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  • Mash plantains with tomato sauce, cilantro, sofrito, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, and sazon in a mortar or glass bowl. Incorporate the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and enough vegetable broth to ensure that mofongo sticks together but is dry enough to easily slip out of a container. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Serve mofongo on top of the remaining 5 tablespoons vegetable broth in a bowl.

Cook's Note:

You can also mash the mofongo in in individual small mortars.

Nutrition Facts

517 calories; protein 6.5g; carbohydrates 114.2g; fat 9.6g; sodium 680mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2018
I liked the incorporation of tomato sauce and sofrito in this recipe so I made it this way but also added 1/8 cup crisp bacon and used chicken broth. No salt necessary; I added only cayenne. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2018
I liked the incorporation of tomato sauce and sofrito in this recipe so I made it this way but also added 1/8 cup crisp bacon and used chicken broth. No salt necessary; I added only cayenne. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2020
The mofongo was great. Tastes like home. It was a little bit wet. Next time I’ll add less liquid. Read More